(Glossogobius giuris) is a freshwater fish native to Mainit Lake. It is called “biya” in Tagalog and “white goby or tank goby” in English. The term “pidjanga” is also sometimes fondly used to refer to the Mainitnons, the people of the Municipality of Mainit, a town in Southern Philippines. This blog hopes to capture potentials of Migrants Pidjangas for the Development of our Town by attempting to document development issues, folk stories, and current concerns, about the Pidjanga — both the fish and the people.

Northern Mindanao produces first class dried fish

(Published on page B3 of the April 2, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte— Local folks call it pijanga. Elsewhere, it is known as white goby. However it is called, this freshwater fish will go on record for having made it from Lake Mainit in Surigao del Norte to a processing plant in an agrarian reform community in the province, to big supermarkets in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.

Dried pijanga, produced by the Mainit ARC II, has begun to be sold in 100-gram, 250-gram, and 1 kg-packs in retail outlets in the metropolis. Considered "first-class dried fish"—in the category of dried bisugo and danggit—dried pijanga commands a premium price in the market.

By: Zimmbodilion Y. Mosende
Thanks to Peter Sy for sharing the link.

Apr 33, 2006

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